Ohio State men’s basketball moves up in AP top 25 poll
The Ohio State men’s basketball team is the No. 16 team in the nation in the newly released Associated Press top 25 poll.
At 2-0, the Buckeyes have climbed two spots from their No. 18 preseason ranking.
The Buckeyes opened the regular season as a ranked team for the first time in five years. They then opened the year with a 65-56 home win against Cincinnati last Wednesday before improving to 2-0 with Sunday’s 76-56 win against UMass Lowell.
Those wins moved Ohio State to 20-9 overall as a ranked team during coach Chris Holtmann’s three seasons with the program. Wednesday’s home game against Villanova will be only the fifth time the Buckeyes have played a ranked team while also being ranked, and they are 1-3 in those games and 0-1 at home.
The Wildcats remained at No. 10 in the new poll.
Two Big Ten teams are ahead of Ohio State: No. 3 Michigan State and No. 7 Maryland.